Media Panic 2015: CNN mistakes sex toys for ISIS

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by vrDrew, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. vrDrew macrumors 65816

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    NY Magazine has the story:

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    I'm not sure what this tells us. Other than the fact that (most) Americans don't really get British humor. That there is a long tradition in the gay community of adopting hurtful words; names and symbols as an expression of pride and defiance. The fact that there doesn't seem to be a lot of critical thinking going on in our 24/7 cable newsrooms. Or the fact that fourteen years after 9/11 - nobody in the newsroom of one of America's most prominent cable news networks has the faintest idea what Arabic script looks like - never mind being able to read it.

    Somebody in that organization should have thought a little more before putting this story on the air.

    But I'm glad they did. Because it made me laugh.
     
  2. aaronvan Suspended

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    Nothing beats this idiotic CNN anchor wondering if the flyby of a near-Earth asteroid is the result of global warming.

     

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